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Comment - Kraft, Heinz and the Merger Landscape

Following the announcement that Kraft Foods and Heinz are to merge, Ray Rowlands looks at some other actual - and would-be - company unions...

Much Work to do on Packaging in the US

When it comes to recycling, the US falls well behind many developed markets. Is it time for companies to pick up the baton in the country? B...


Will the Selfie Prove the Tonic for Beauty Drinks?

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Datamonitor | 27 Jan 2015

'Beauty from within' is a concept that has captivated and confounded global beverage makers for years. The last great burst of innovation took place around 2008 and was short-lived, as a tanking global economy dragged promising “beauty from within” concepts like Nestle’s Glowelle down with it. But, with chatter about “beauty from within” growing again and new product innovation on the rise, is the beauty drink concept finally on the cusp of great things?“Beauty from within” is a concept that has captivated and confounded global beverage makers for years. The last great burst of innovation took place around 2008 and was short lived as a tanking global economy dragged promising concepts like Nestle’s Glowelle down with it. But, with chatter about 'beauty from within' growing again and new product innovation on the rise, is the beauty-drink concept finally on the cusp of great things?


Comment - European Soft Drink Innovation on the Up

Richard Corbett | 13 Jan 2015

Richard Corbett takes his annual look back at the winners and losers in soft drink NPD last year.


Comment - Soft Drinks Packaging Pulls no Punches

Ray Rowlands | 13 Nov 2014

Soft drinks packaging has seen many changes over the years. Here, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd examines the current trends and predicts that the innovation roller coaster is unlikely to end soon


Soft Drinks & Water - Russia in Turmoil

Ray Rowlands | 9 Sep 2014

Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a look at the changing face of the Russian beverage market and reviews the impact of the current economic and political situation on the country’s demand for soft drinks.

Latest Interviews

Anheuser-Busch InBev Interview - Part II

Olly Wehring | 28 Jun 2011

Last week we ran the first part of our exclusive interview with the chief marketing officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Chris Burggraeve. Here's part two, in which Olly Wehring tries to get inside the inner sanctum of A-B InBev. Read on to learn how successful he was.

Latest News

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Olly Wehring | 18 Jun 2015

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Nestle Waters ends Quezac divestment talks

Stuart Todd | 29 May 2015

Nestlé Waters has confirmed that exclusive negotiations with Ardèche-based Société des Sources du Pestrin to sell its subsidiary company, Nestlé Waters Supply Centre (NWSC), which bottles the Quézac mineral water brand from a southern France source, have been called off.


NPD - Nestle Waters' Perrier L’Orange

Andy Morton | 19 May 2015

Nestle Waters has added a new flavour to its Perrier range of sparkling mineral water.


just the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Olly Wehring | 15 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


just the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Olly Wehring | 8 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


just the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Olly Wehring | 10 Apr 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


Nestle Waters eyes US growth - report

Andy Morton | 9 Apr 2015

Nestlé Waters is to invest US$200m in the US this year as it ups its focus on sparkling water, according to a report.


just the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Olly Wehring | 2 Apr 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


just a While Ago - On 25 March in...

Olly Wehring | 25 Mar 2015

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just a While Ago - On 27 February in...

Olly Wehring | 27 Feb 2015

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just a While Ago - On 20 February in...

Olly Wehring | 20 Feb 2015

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just a While Ago - On 16 December in...

Olly Wehring | 16 Dec 2014

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just a While Ago - On 27 October in...

Olly Wehring | 27 Oct 2014

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just a While Ago - On 23 October in...

Olly Wehring | 23 Oct 2014

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Judge says Arizona Beverages worth US$2bn - report

Andy Morton | 15 Oct 2014

Arizona Beverages' co-founder may have to pay his former partner US$1bn to take full control of the firm after a judge valued it at twice that amount, according to reports.


Nestle eyes Milo growth with Vietnam plant upgrade

Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2014

Nestlé has doubled capacity at its Milo chocolate malt beverage factory in south-east Vietnam after a CHF35m (US$37m) investment.


just a While Ago - On 10 October in...

Olly Wehring | 10 Oct 2014

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just a While Ago - On 19 September in...

Olly Wehring | 19 Sep 2014

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Nestle Waters ready to fight rival's allegations

Andy Morton | 22 Aug 2014

Nestle Waters North America has said it is “disappointed” over allegations it attempted to drive a family-owned bottled water company out of business.


Nestlé Waters' H1 sales up 6%

James Wilmore | 7 Aug 2014

Nestlé's Waters unit has reported a 6% rise in first-half sales, on an organic basis, helped by growth in emerging markets.


Nestle Waters' Nestle Pure Life Exotics

Andy Morton | 15 Jul 2014

Nestle Waters has launched a zero-calorie tropical fruit-flavoured sparkling water range under its Nestle Pure Life brand.


Nestle offloads Juicy Juice to Brynwood Partners

Olly Wehring | 2 Jul 2014

The US division of Nestle has divested its Juicy Juice brand to private equity firm Brynwood Partners.


Nestle Waters secures Le Tour tie-up for Buxton

Andy Morton | 19 Jun 2014

Nestle Waters is to sponsor the UK legs of next month's Tour de France through its Buxton Natural Mineral Water brand.

Latest blogs

A drink that makes you thin?

Andy Morton | 19 Nov 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has spent a lot of money recently fighting accusations that soft drinks make you fat.

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